16 Sep 2018
As far as I can remember, Greece has been divided. This division is usually of low intensity (green and blue cafeterias) but often gets out of hand (Civil War, National Division). As expected, this predisposition would be enhanced during such a severe economic and institutional crisis. From 2010 until now the Greek society’s division is widening and deepening. Social media have contributed to this significantly. Their role is clearly negative, as they exacerbate the already existing problem, reflecting and multiplying hatred.
27 Aug 2018
The country's tax policy model is completely bankrupt. Tax policy creates incentives or disincentives for individuals and businesses. Taxation is part of the cost of a state's economy. Increased taxation removes from the economy the funds it needs to grow, reduces savings and is an obstacle to attracting foreign investment.
Alexandros Skouras was interviewed in a report by the French daily newspaper Le Parisien and its correspondent Pavlos Kapantais entitled "Greece: at the deepest point of the crisis, some success stories are feasible."
20 Aug 2018
KEFiM and Alexandros Skouras were interviewed by Al Jazzera and journalist John Psaropoulos regarding the prospects and challenges of post-memorandum Greece. The report refers to the findings of KEFiM’s study on Tax Freedom Day 2018 and the fact that while taxation in Greece is similar to that of Germany, Greeks are the least satisfied among the citizens of the countries in the developed world by state services such as education and health.
The global index ranks 125 countries in terms of property rights protection, covering 98% of global GDP and 93% of the world's population. KEFiM “Markos Dragoumis” and the Property Rights Alliance, in cooperation with 113 think tanks across the world, published on August 8th, 2018 the International Property Rights Index produced by the Free Market Foundation in South Africa. The index measures the strength of intellectual property rights, as well as the legal and political environment in which they are contained.
"The Liberal Revolution: Short Notes on the Greek War for Independence of 1821" Prof. Aristides Chatzis’s short notes will be posted here regarding the Revolution of 1821.
25 Jul 2018
Once again, we have come to the point where we are mourning victims of a natural disaster. Dozens of people have lost their lives in the fires of East and West Attica and many more have been injured, hundreds of homes and cars have been destroyed. Many of us have seen our friends panic and seek information in social media without knowing if their own people are alive and well. Once again, we have lived through all of these, viewers of the same tragedy that is repeated again and again in our country with an unsettling periodicity. The next days…
KEFIM honors the memory of Prof. Stavros Tsakyrakis, one of the most militant and influential advocates of freedom of speech in our country in recent decades, remembering his very interesting contribution to our event entitled "Freedom of Expression and Press in Greece" on 5.4.2016. The Greek liberals now have to close an unbalanced gap. In this effort, the work and the example of Stavros Tsakyrakis's life and morality are for us a source of inspiration and a firm guideline for our action.